Upcoming Events

January 23, 2018 - 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Join WaterISAC and the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) on January 23, 2018 from 2-3 pm ET for a free webinar for the water sector on Black Sky hazards and resilience.  The webinar will feature Dr. Paul Stockton, a well-regarded expert on disaster preparedness and the implications of extended power outages.

Water and wastewater utilities are familiar with short- and medium-term power outages, but how much have utilities thought about Black Sky power outages -  outages lasting a month or more and affecting multiple states?  Black Sky power outages can turn natural and manmade disasters into catastrophes, unless water systems can strengthen their abilities to sustain operations through such events.  Reaching that level of resilience, however, will be a big challenge for most utilities.  In such cases, systems will face daunting decisions about how to maintain water supply for fire suppression and keep wastewater flowing when working generators are in short supply, fuel and chemical supplies are difficult to find, and personnel are stretched thin. 

Stockton, a former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense, is the author of the Electric Infrastructure Security Council’s Electric Infrastructure Protection Handbook II: Water, which focuses on Black Sky planning for the water sector.  Dr. Stockton is also the managing director of the firm Sonecon, LLC.

Also speaking on the webinar will be Lauren Wisniewski, an environmental engineer with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Water Security Division. Wisniewski will provide an overview of EPA’s Power Resilience Guide and related EPA and sector activities planned for 2018.

Register at GoToWebinar.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm ET

On January 24, 2018, WaterISAC will convene its monthly Water Sector Cyber Threat Briefing. For this month's briefing, SurfWatch labs will present alongside the Department of Homeland Security's ICS-CERT. They will cover the latest cyber threats facing the Water and Wastewater Sector. Open to WaterISAC Pro members.  Register at GoToWebinar.